Article by Nick Rinylo
Buyers Guide to Rattan Furniture
Rattan furniture has been a popular choice for garden furniture for decades, and with our summers getting warmer it’s no surprise that the demand for luxury rattan furniture is on the rise again. Buying garden furniture should be an investment in something good quality that will last for years, so it’s important to make the right choice before you splash your cash.
The good news is that providing you with superior quality luxury rattan furniture is what we do best, and it’s what we’ve been doing since the 70s. Spring is on the horizon, so we’ve written you this guide to help you make the best choice for your garden.
The benefits of rattan furniture
When we say garden furniture should be an investment, we really mean it. You don’t want to spend your hard-earned pennies on something that will have fallen apart a couple of summers down the line. Rattan furniture is the way to go, and here’s why:
- Rattan furniture is made of a lightweight vine, which is flexible, durable, hard-wearing, and resistant to different weather conditions. It’s also resistant to UV rays.
- The lightweight vines and flexible vines mean it’s easy to move around your garden if you’re chasing the sun or move into storage over the winter.
- Its flexibility also means that it’s naturally supportive and comfortable – plus most rattan furniture comes with waterproof and easy to clean cushions.
- Most luxury rattan garden furniture is versatile, so it’ll look good indoors or outdoors, or in a new garden if you move house.
- Rattan furniture is an affordable luxury that really gives any garden a boost.
What’s the purpose?
Whether you’re buying for residential or commercial use, it’s important to consider the purpose of your furniture and how it’ll be used before you buy it. If you use your garden for entertaining, not only do you need a lot of places for people to sit and relax, and perhaps even an outdoor bar. If you think you’ll want to eat dinner outside often, make sure you have a dining set and not just a collection of mismatched chairs, so you can sit together as a group and enjoy a proper meal.
Speaking of spending time together as a group, if you’ve got a family you want to spend quality time with then it’s worth considering buying furniture that will help you do that, like large corner sofas that can fit you all on comfortably, or a daybed shaped like a boat to spark your little one’s imaginations.
It’s also important to think about the space you’re trying to fill. If you have a tiny garden, or even just a strip of balcony, there’s no point buying a giant daybed or huge dining table that completely dominates your space. But never fear – there’s still something for you in our range, even if it’s just a hanging chair or a small table and chair set for you to soak up the sun with the paper in the mornings.
What’s your style?
Having an idea of what style you’re looking for is a must when garden furniture shopping, as having mismatched pieces can make your garden look cluttered and confused. Whether your vibe is functional, minimal and chic, boho and breezy, or elegant and sophisticated, there’s something for you.
We know you’re longing for warmer shores because we are too! Decking your garden out with airy, white furniture and large daybeds can make even grey British gardens feel like a beach in Bali. If you’ve got a lot of space, this sort of style could work very well for you and make your garden feel like a lush tropical paradise.
If you’re the life of the party and you want to bring a little nightlife to your home, you can’t go wrong with some colour-changing LED ice buckets, and chunky LED planters and seating. (We know these aren’t rattan, but we couldn’t resist helping you bring some light to your garden!) Get your party started and light up the night!
But not everyone is a party animal, and some people prefer subtle, minimal styles that fit a more urban space. If you’re after functional-chic, look no further than our Serpent Collection, to bring some simple sophistication to even the smallest garden.
Even after all this, if you feel like your space needs a little extra wow factor or if you want your garden to ooze opulence and sophistication, there’s nothing wrong with adding in some decoration to enjoy whilst lounging on your beautiful range of furniture. Sculptures will add class to any garden, and go beautifully with any rattan furniture you choose.
Skyline Design’s Range
Our range is extensive and available for both commercial and residential properties. From dining sets to daybeds, loungers to lighting, parasols to hanging chairs, we’ve got it all. We offer a fantastic selection of weave finishes in a beautiful selection of colours, and each collection is designed to fulfil any and all needs. Download our brochure to see our full range.
Get out there and shop!
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to go shopping for new garden furniture that will last you for many summers more. Just keep in mind your purpose and style, and we know you’ll find your dream rattan furniture and have your garden looking amazing in no time.
This presentation was brought to you by SkyLine Design UK, suppliers of premium quality all-weather outdoor furniture and lighting option.